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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 10, 2000
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An UA employee called university police Wednesday after someone threw a glass beer bottle through the window of a UA-owned greenhouse, police reports stated.

The woman said the window of the greenhouse, 1059 E. Eighth St., was intact at about 5 p.m. Tuesday when employees left the building.

When she came in to work Wednesday, the window had a hole and some cracks in it from the broken beer bottle, which was found on a table beneath the window.

A UA student contacted UAPD Wednesday after someone stole his bicycle from near a UA building, reports stated.

The man said he parked and locked his bike near the Ina Gittings Building, 1713 E. University Blvd., at about 8 p.m., and when he returned to get it at about 11:10 p.m., it was missing.

The man said his cable lock he used to secure his bike was also stolen.

The Grand Teton bicycle with two saddlebags and rear and front lights is valued at an estimated $200.

Police spoke Wednesday with a UA student who called to report that his vehicle had been broken into and items had been stolen, reports stated.

The student said he parked his vehicle in a parking lot at 1420 E. Seventh St. at about 10:30 a.m., and when he returned to it at about 11:45 p.m., he noticed his car stereo had been stolen and the lock on the passenger door was broken.

He told police he saw two males "just standing" in the area where he parked his 1995 Toyota Tacoma and thinks they might have broken into the car, reports stated.

The lock mechanism passenger on the passenger door of the vehicle was punched out, the dashboard console was pulled out and the student's Alpine compact disc player was missing. The stereo is valued at an estimated $300.

The man had an alarm on his car, but said it wasn't working when he returned to the Tacoma.

Whoever stole the stereo from the vehicle and broke in disconnected the battery from the car, disabling the alarm and preventing the man from starting the car, reports stated.

He told police he probably wouldn't be able to recognize the two men if he saw them again.

A UA student called UAPD Wednesday after someone stole her bike from near a UA building, reports stated.

The woman said she parked and locked her bike near the Architecture building, 1040 N. Olive Drive, at about 1 p.m.

She told police that when she returned to the bike at about 8:15 p.m., the U-lock she used to secure the bike was laying intact and locked where the bike was parked.

The U-lock was not tampered with and neither the woman nor police could figure out how the bike was stolen, reports stated.

The woman said she didn't see anyone suspicious in the area when she left the bike nor when she returned.

Her Cannondale bike is valued at an estimated $1,000.

Police interviewed a UA student on the telephone Wednesday after someone stole a hand-held camcorder from his apartment, reports stated.

The man said the Sony Cam was in his room at Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., at about 9 p.m. Feb. 25 when he last saw it.

He said he usually leaves his door unsecured and he hadn't had any problems with theft before the video cassette recorder was stolen.

He noticed the recorder was missing at about noon Feb. 27 but waited to call police until Wednesday.

The Sony Cam is valued at an estimated $700.

A UAPD officer talked with a UA employee Tuesday after someone stole a piece of artwork from a UA building, reports stated.

The employee said someone stole the painting, "Changing Body No. 2," from the Rotunda Gallery in the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., sometime between 3 p.m. March 2 and 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The picture was mounted to the wall with bolts, but it appeared the picture was simply ripped off the bolts, reports stated.

The woman said she didn't see anyone suspicious in the gallery during the time it was taken.

Police attempted to speak with another employee, but she was unavailable at the time.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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